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Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
was to get some coffee. it's a little odd boeing a 54- year-old freshman. >> reporter: there are nearly 100 new members in fact 113th congress with a record number of minorities and women taking the oath including arizona congresswoman. >> it's an incredible honor to be part of the most diverse congress in our country's history. i looked around this morning and thought, this room looks like america. >> reporter: the new congress faces the same budget challenges that produced a stalemate in the last congress. in just the first few months, lawmakers face a looming government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts. former republican congressman jim nussle says this new crop has a tough job. >> what just happened with the debt and the deficit and the taxes, that doesn't go away. >> reporter: democrats still control the senate. and republicans the house with the same leaders returning. >> we're sent here not to be something but to do something. [ applause ] >> reporter: kildee says he's up for the job. >> while it's daunting, this is what i'm ready for. i'm here to
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